KUALA LUMPUR: There is no restriction in the use of detection devices by motorists to beat the Automated Enforcement System (AES), said Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Abdul Rahim Bakri.
“We cannot stop anyone from using gadgets to beat the AES.
“That is why the system is transparent and there is no restriction on the use of detection devices,” he said when answering a question raised by Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul Samad (BN-Johor Baru) when winding up the budget speech for his ministry Wednesday.
He noted the transparency of the AES system was evident as the locations of the camera were made known to the public.
“The system (AES) is transparent as the locations of the cameras are known and available on the website for those interested to know.
“There are even warning signs put up two-to-three kilometers before the cameras locations,” he said, adding that the mobile phones GPS systems would be able to determine the location of the cameras.
In a related development, the Kelantan Road Transport Department (JPJ) will introduce the AES system in strategic areas, including in Kota Baru, starting next year.
“Although the system has already been implemented by other states in the East Coast, it will be introduced at the state-level starting next year,” its director, Abdul Ghani Che Kassim told Bernama at the Kelantan JPJ Enforcement Day celebrations here Wednesday.
He said the installation work of CCTV cameras were handed over to a concessionaire before it begins operations in 2013.
Abdul Ghani said they had identified 50 strategic locations to set up the cameras to catch traffic offenders, such as traffic light junctions and double lines.